This charter is a commitment to collaborating and aligning strategies between European education networks and sustainability initiatives, confirming the engagement to strengthen blue education, and supporting societal transformation in Europe.
The process for co-developing the charter started at the European Maritime Day 2022 in Ravenna (Italy). Representatives from different education networks in Europe and the deputy mayors of Den Helder and Ravenna met with Commissioner @VSinkevicius for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries to sign a declaration that engaged them in the development of the charter for Blue Education in Europe.
The underlying principles of the Charter for Blue Education are the result of a collective effort from the 10 signatories, initiated by the Eu4Ocean Coalition and its Network of European Blue Schools.
The 10 participating European blue and environmental education initiatives and networks signed the Charter for Blue Education in Lisboa (Portugal) at UN Ocean 2022 on June 29.